Good morning, Cait Kelly here to explain the news on Friday morning.
These are the most important so far:
Australian Federal Police have arrived in the Solomon Islands after days of unrest over a series of complaints, including alleged corruption, poor public services, and the government’s decision in 2019 to shift Taiwan’s diplomatic allegiance to China.
Marise payne He told Radio National that there were around 100 Australians in the Solomon Islands and that the government would help them if they wanted to leave.
“We understand that there are strong reports of damage, particularly in the Chinatown area. There have been some attacks on facilities like police stations, ”he said.
Payne said he would not comment on the politics of the situation.
“It is not the intention of the Australian government, in any way, that we comment or participate. What we want to do and what they have asked us to do … is contribute to stability, calming things down in Honiara ”.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has blamed foreign partners for the arrest.
There are more rain to come for the east coast of Australia over the weekend before it eases up next week.
The rain band is expected to move across southern Australia, over most of New South Wales, before heading north to Victoria.
The BOM has issued flood warnings for the area around Clermont, north of the Emerald in Queensland, through much of New South Wales, parts of eastern South Australia, and parts of northern and eastern Victoria, so stay tuned. watch out for them.
And police have said they have “hopes” to find the remains of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay after a 55-year-old man was charged with their murders.
The Caroline Springs man was charged Thursday night and is expected to face Sale magistrates court later this morning.
Let’s get into that.